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Soldier misplaces rifle during training in south

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative: IDF soldiers at a military outpost overlooking Syria in the southern Golan Heights on May 23, 2022. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)
Illustrative: IDF soldiers at a military outpost overlooking Syria in the southern Golan Heights on May 23, 2022. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

A soldier from the military’s Artillery Corps misplaced his M-16 rifle during a training exercise in a firing zone in southern Israel overnight.

Troops have been scanning the area, but have yet to find the missing gun.

The Military Police have opened an investigation into the matter, the Israel Defense Forces says.

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